earn (one's) crust

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earn (one's) crust

To do work of any kind for a living; to earn money by some means. No, working in a canning factory isn't exactly glamorous, but I've got to earn my crust somehow. I hear Janet is earning her crust with an investment firm in Tokyo now.
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He added: "He's still out there trying to earn his crust and as quick as he's earning it there's somebody sitting out there waiting to try and rob or steal it off him.
No man shall stand idle, He'll earn his crust in the earth He'll serve his masters faithfully, He must, to prove his worth.
One of the greatest British actors of his generation, he has now been forced to earn his crust in EastEnders.
By electing to earn his crust at reviled rivals Manchester United, the former Everton idol guaranteed a hostile reception from the Blue fraternity he once declared himself eternally part of.
Brought up in the north east of England, the Prime Minister used to earn his crust working on building sites and as a barman in his home city of Durham over the summer months.
Made one excellent save from Brewster to earn his crust.
He tries his hand to no avail at a variety of jobs in the literary world in order to earn his crust, as an editor, a publisher, even a typesetter, staying as close as he can to books, but unable to write a convincing one himself.
But he does admit how he spent most of his career working six nights a week, 50 weeks a year to earn his crust.